Barista Tools For The New Tomorrow

Blendly understands that we and our palates are unique. Blendly marketplace tools allow users to develop great-tasting unique coffee by mixing the commodities that make up your everyday bag of coffee, providing them with the opportunity to share that experience with others.

Blendly.co.uk marketplace tools were developed to better integrate the components of coffee into the lives of coffee lovers, enabling us to create unique coffee flavours and tastes, and provide a platform to allow everyone to develop the skills needed to produce great coffee.

Blendly.co.uk blend repository is part of the blendly.co.uk range of coffee tools that has been developed over years of roasting coffee for customers all over the country. It contains the feedback from baristas and customers that use the Blendly.co.uk marketplace.

The blendly.co.uk blend repository allows an instant understanding of the makeup of coffee flavours that are tested by the many professional baristas and coffee lovers that use the market place every day to get the best from their coffee.

The Blend repository is a published repository of recipes based around the commodities that are used to create coffee blends and have been used, tested and tasted served by baristas and customers all over the country

The Blend repository allows you  to replicate the flavour of global and local brands, and contains the cupping notes that can be used to reference the creation of your own unique brand

With so many coffee brands and so many coffee distributors, the blendly.co.uk  team can help you develop your own blend and create the cupping notes then publish the results.  Every Online account allows you to create and publish your own cupping notes, so that you can evaluate and taste match of many of the worlds global and local brands and compare your own findings with others.

Building your own cupping notes is building your own brand based on your ability to develop your palate from the various flavour components, roasts and serving methods. Understand that local conditions can affect the flavour of your coffee blend. This ability to understand the mix of beans, the local conditions and the way the coffee is served helps extend your skills and understanding to friends, family and colleagues.

Blendly.co.uk marketplace tools can be accessed through a range of account types that allow the full range of the your skills to be managed. As you build your understanding of coffee, you can change your subscription service and take advantage of volumised pricing and delivery options.  Upgrading your subscription service gives you a gateway to blends published by other marketplace users,  helping you build knowledge and skills. The blendly.co.uk marketplace also helps manage your coffee stock, whether for home or business. Predictive Ordering allows you to automatically manage your coffee, keeping it fresh and available when you need it.  Predictive ordering also allows you to manage other peoples coffee supply, whether for home, office, family or friends. Blendly.co.uk marketplace tools are constantly evolving and allow you to input into the ongoing development of the marketplace.

Blendly.co.uk marketplace is built for coffee lovers and at its heart is sustainability and transparency to help us grow.  Our ongoing mission is to develop new tools, create new opportunities and establish new routes to market and share these within the blendly.co.uk coffee marketplace. We will work to create and develop innovation with partners and coffee drinkers and extend our tools across the global supply chain using our revenue sharing system developed around our barista Distributor programme.  This is a key feature of our ongoing strategy to promote sustainable thinking and development within the Blendly.co.uk marketplace and it is our aim to extend this across the larger networks that we work with and manage.

If you like to work with the blendly.co.uk Marketplace then reach out at blendly.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Your Own Coffee Blend and Get it Delivered Straight to Your Door

People are always looking out for products that identify with them, reflecting their character and personality, traits that are unique to themselves. The coffee market has grown significantly over the past 20 years and blends are consistently evolving to accommodate changing palates and preferences.  These are amongst the many reasons why more and more people are switching away from their usual coffee brands to Blendly.

We support your choice. Blendly is a one stop, online coffee roasting and blending service created for Baristas but now available to coffee lovers with no professional experience. Creating something unique for people to enjoy is at the heart of Blendly. We want to give you tools to create blends that are synonymous with you.

Online Coffee Blending. The Blendly coffee marketplace allows clients to customize their coffee down to the finest of detail allowing for the creation of unique coffee blends.  Chances are, if you start blending now, the resulting coffee blend could be a world first!

Despite offering the best variety and quality of coffee beans available, Blendly offers staggering value for money with unmatched roasting and blending flexibility compared to other coffee brands out there, we believe our offering is one of a kind.

Knowledge is Power. So what are the secrets to blending?  Blending is an art that can take years to acquire and are founded on an understanding of how the factors such as soil type, climate and altitude contribute to the unique qualities of the bean and applying this knowledge to produce consistent cup profile through practice, trial and error.  If you’ve never blended before, don’t be daunted, there is plenty of help out there for you.

To help guide you, all our coffee beans are curated within our CTAPS ™ system (Coffee Tasting and Profiling System), where you’ll find a description of the bean, cupping notes and taste profiles.  Armed with this knowledge, you can create your own coffee blend based on what you have profiled from some of the top brands around.

You can also compare these notes with the other coffee blends you’ve created or with the other coffee blends created by other people.

Don’t be Shy, Blend In!

Blending with Blendly couldn’t be easier. On our blend creator portal you’ll be able to add beans from the CTAPS and assign a percentage of the total blend for each bean.  Don’t forget to make sure all the quantities add up to 100%!  Once you’ve assigned beans to your blend, you can add a description and the best part – your blend name which will be printed on the pack.  Coffee customization is our specialty and you can adjust your blend anytime.

Sharing is caring. Once you’ve created and ordered your blend on the Blendly platform, you’ll be given a link to your unique coffee blend that you can share with friends, family, and colleagues for them to enjoy. Do ask them for feedback and please do share it with us on our facebook page!

Safe and Secure Delivery. Blendly aims to deliver coffee orders within 72 hours of processing.  Don’t be concerned that this is not quick enough for you, some things can’t be rushed.  Part of the roasting process includes a stage called “Degassing” which requires the beans to rest for a period of time.

Depending on location and quantity ordered, your coffee will be delivered either by courier service or Royal Mail in accordance with the COVID-19 government guidelines.

Ready to Blend? Why not get started today?  Simply visit our website at blendly.co.uk and see why baristas and cafes up and down the country are blending their coffee with us.

Sources of reference include:

Jason Ross – Building Customers – Blendly Community Builder

Jason Ross a growing number of barista developing skills with blendly.co.uk Barista Community Builder

In their continuous pursuit of skill development, Jason Ross has joined the growing number of baristas through the help of Blendly Community Builder Program.

Jason Ross, the Head Barista in Cupcake Coffee box, now enjoying the free hand to develop his own bespoke coffee blends and have it delivered anytime straight to customers – whether office, at home or even to your favorite hangout coffee shops!

Jason Ross is one of the baristas that gained access to Blendly’s Community Builder – an online service developed by commercial coffee roaster Blendly. This online service allows baristas, like Jason, to build and manage their own network of customers coffee supplies, conveniently online. Blendly.co.uk understands that the heart of a great coffee is a great barista that has been continuously honing their skill in developing unique tastes and remarkable flavors based on customer’s preferences.

Not only does the Community Builder program helps Jason on seamless order management but also enhances his knowledge on working with different mixes and techniques around the use of fresh coffee beans. Above all, the passive income that goes along selling what you love most is the main highlight of the program.

Blendly.co.uk  barista distributors also can open their own accounts and manage customers coffee with a range of account types depending on forecasted monthly volume.

I know this spark some interest there, be sure to express it by knowing more and start becoming a Barista Distributor in no time. We’ll be happy to discuss the simple mechanics over a cup of coffee, contact us here.

Developing Services for East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council developed services with Blendly creating great taste and better value.

East Sussex County Council in Lewes are happy to have created a coffee blend with Blendly.

East Sussex County Council Team working with Blendly have transformed an East Sussex County Council Staff Restaurant into a really great cafe experience and are very keen to ensure great coffee is delivered.

Blendly working with local government such as East Sussex County Blendly LogoCouncil allows The Council to access directly to there own production portal developed to create a blended coffee, roasted fresh to your operational environment.

Blendly.co.uk also provide the management of your supplies to various locations by taking control of the commodities that make up your coffee blend allowing a fresher bespoke product to be developed across the many outlets and sites that Large Organisations have to manage

East Sussex County Council in Lewes had their coffee for nearly 10 years they were very keen to ensure the coffee blend remains the same after the change to Blendly.co,uk

Blendly.co.uk also provide Logistics services and created an efficient, way of controlling stock to multiple locations allowing our customers to access more choice around their coffee blend saving time and effort as well as allowing customers to develop many types of coffee to enhance their own brand development.

East Sussex County Council team is striving to mirror the high street trends. Using our coffee from Blendly.co.uk  it means a more transparent and traceable coffee brand and service. Part of the growth in the coffee is around Choice and Transparency – Allowing independent Coffee Shops to drive higher footfall into their shops.

Blendly developed these unique services as a way to help build your own brand. In your own professional coffee brand each batch will have its own unique label specific to the company name and location.

East Sussex County Council team developed a blend around two beans from South America and India. They found that when blended together it gives a great smooth sweet espresso and is also ideal for a Cappuccino and Latte.

Blendly lists of commercial coffee blends and education  services allow us to quickly develop our product and allow you to take control in your local branding and taste, to help develop products with your staff and customers and provide national training and support.

East Sussex County Council Team is providing to their customer’s products compostable disposable cups, cutting down on their carbon footprint and to save waste from going to landfill. as part of a there ongoing process of going completely green. Blendly Social responsibility helps to manage your corporate and social responsibility by giving you choices about how profit distribution can be managed by looking at both local and global issues.

Blendly Cost management services help to improve transparency we have published all our blends allow you to have a greater choice

Blendly Management – help you to manage your coffee blend from a selection of green beans, then have them roasted fresh with the same quality and consistency that you would expect from the world’s top global coffee brands.

Blendly then delivers your coffee blend fresh within 72hrs with your own name on the bag. Blendly allows you to blend, and create your own barista style coffee blends with the help and experience from tasting and cupping notes of the world’s best coffee blenders.

 

Artisan Coffee – Hospitality Beyond Compare – Killiecrankie Hotel

Blendly the commercial coffee roaster understands that more people are looking for more choice and with pallets changing with the selection of quality food being made available. Blendly allow its customers to create there own coffee experience and have it delivered fresh.

Allowing them to explore the flavours of different beans and roasts is part of the blendly coffee experience

Blendly supply many of Scotland Top establishments.

Establishments are proud of their service and coffee such as the Killiecrankie Hotel that has been shortlisted for the Scottish Thistle Awards. There have been a record number of applications this year, with an exceptionally high quality of entries and they are very delighted to be recognised as an outstanding candidate.

Killiecrankie Hotel is an ideal place to stay when visiting the renowned Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The theatre has one of the largest ensemble of actors in the UK and provides theatre-lovers with the unique opportunity to see up to six different world-class productions in a week.

For the Summer Season we offer guests a special Theatre Break package. During the Winter Season ask about the excellent Workshops and Masterclasses which are held regularly.

 

Visiting a Coffee Shop – Who is Drinking Your Coffee?

Visiting coffee shops is a ritual to any British coffee lovers routinely adhered. According to coffee shops in the UK, Britain’s coffee shop culture is full of beans. The UK coffee shop market has enjoyed its biggest period of growth since 2008. Over the last five years, the market rose by 37%, up from £2.4 billion in 2011 to reach an impressive £3.4 billion in 2016. What is more, between 2015 and 2016 sales increased a spectacular 10.4% – the biggest year-on-year boost witnessed in the last five years.

Blendly is a speciality coffee roaster that specialises in creating speciality coffee blends for the growing market. Coffee is at the heart of a great coffee chain all over the world. Blendly allow its customers to select and make a coffee blend unique according to their choice of beans and their best blend

Blendly also offers a unique management service to there clients helping manage inventory across all the sales channels, – The Company provide Commodity based planning as well as Logistics, Distribution and Inventory management as well as developing new analytic to help chains better plan and manage footfall. “Britain’s appetite for coffee shops continues. Much of the growth we’ve seen in recent years is driven by habitual coffee drinkers and the continually increasing number of coffee retailers that are now ubiquitous on British high streets

Coffee is a potent source of healthful antioxidants. In other words, antioxidants help keep us healthy at the micro-level by protecting our cells from damage. Finally, chlorogenic acid, an important antioxidant found almost exclusively in coffee, is also thought to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

According to Mintel The UK consumers’ love of coffee shops, for some, the draw of the kitchen remains too tempting. Half (51%) of coffee drinkers prefer to drink hot drinks at home rather than out-of-home, including 55% of men and 47% of women.  – The opportunity to drink and post your own coffee blend has much appeal to coffee customers. Creating your own coffee and developing your own coffee blend for your customer , is part of developing your business and your supply chain to be unique to the people that you serve as most companies now understand that there is no one size fits all when it comes to developing your products and services and extending the possibilities of extending this service from the coffee shop to your customers kitchen offers greater opportunities in building trust and developing better services based around customer choice.

The fact that half of coffee drinkers prefer to drink hot drinks at home could suggest that the range of beverages for at-home consumption may, in fact, be so well-established in the retail channel that more consumers can now recreate the coffee shop experience without having to leave the comforts of home.” And it offers coffee shop owners the opportunity to develop there retail channels into this highly engaging marketplace.

Creating your own coffee and developing your own coffee blend for your customer , is part of developing your business and your supply chain to be unique to the people that you serve as most companies now understand that there is no one size fits all when it comes to developing your products and services and extending the possibilities of extending this service from the coffee shop to your customers kitchen offers greater opportunities in building trust and developing better services based around customer choice. The fact that half of coffee drinkers prefer to drink hot drinks at home could suggest that the range of beverages for at-home consumption may, in fact, be so well-established in the retail channel that more consumers can now recreate the coffee shop experience without having to leave the comforts of home.” And it offers coffee shop owners the opportunity to develop there retail channels into this highly engaging marketplace.

New research has been published Wednesday, by Research Without Borders reveals the value and work that is added to the British economy from people working out of coffee shops and the coining of a new term,  the “Coffice.” The size of the “Coffice” economy is extensive, as four out of five Brits have worked from a coffee shop and do so regularly.

The Coining of the New Term “Coffice” for Barista Coffee

The research, conducted, discovered that 81 percent of us spend roughly three     Barista Coffee Uk and a half hours working from a coffee shop every week and it’s not just start-ups or self-employed workers doing so.‘We each spend an average of £2,160 a year working from coffee shops – but we close business deals worth £14.5bn to the UK economy’ Findings from the research included:

  • Business deals closed in a coffee shop represents an estimated £5bn for the economy.
  • One-third of Brits have closed a business deal in a “
  • 56 per cent of respondents work from a coffee shop on a weekly basis.
  • On average, we spend up to £10 on food/drink each working session. Whilst 43 per cent of us are concerned with the lack of privacy in a coffee shop, 1 in 3 people have attended a job interview there.
  • 67 per cent of respondents said their place of work supported the idea of working from a “coffice”, perhaps proving that companies are more forward-thinking than ever before.
  • The average working session in a coffee shop lasts for 93 minutes. Contrary to Barista Coffeewhat might be a common assumption that the self-employed may be more partial to working in a coffee shop, three in four employees in large-sized businesses (250+ employees) often decide to shun the office for the coffee shop, with the approval of their bosses no less.
  • These bosses may be increasingly aware of the added monetary value that working from a “coffice” The data shows that coffee shop workers have great success in closing business deals, valued at an average of £1,732 each, representing an estimated £14.53bn contribution to the UK economy.
  • The “coffice”, however, does come with its own costs. When considering travel and food/drink expenses, the average Brit spends over £2,160 a year[1]working from a coffee shop, 8 per cent of their salary, and this climbs to nearly £2,600 for the self-employed worker. Suddenly the WIFI isn’t so free.

If buying a hot drink is a form of “coffice” rent, then what is the coff-preneur’s Blendly Barista Coffee drink of choice? In a thoroughly UN-British turn of events, only 8 per cent of us choose a cup of tea to power our work. In fact, it is the Italian cappuccino that fires British business (26 per cent), closely followed by a latte (21 per cent).

“This new research shows the rise of the “coffice” as a place for Brits to work and cut business deals.

With 13 percent of us working out of a coffee shop every day and the UK coffee shop market experiencing strong growth that is forecast to continue, the “coffice” trend is also set to maintain popularity for a while yet.

Speciality Coffee for Families and Travellers at Tullybannocher using coffee roaster

At Tullybannocher Restaurant a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. The cafe is located on the A85 half a mile west of the picturesque Perthshire village of Comrie. Tullybannocher developed its blend with the help of Blendly the commercial coffee roaster.

coffee roasterStrangely comforting….

Tullybannocher Restaurant has a strangely comforting feel as you walk in -, hearing the clunking of espresso grounds being settled into portafilters, the gurgles of milk steaming in pitchers—, but it’s a coupling that’s yielded positive results for cafés successfully curating the improbable partnership between its travellers and its coffee wither families by car, looking for an afternoon family drive or a group of European motorcyclists on an extended tour of the Highlands – or a group of locals looking for a Pleasant afternoon Lunch

Wither families by car, looking for an afternoon family drive or a group of European motorcyclists on an excoffee roastertended tour of the Highlands – or a group of locals looking for a Pleasant afternoon Lunch in the Perthshire countryside The The Tullybannocher Café is a destination not to be missed

For centuries coffee has been a medium for relationships. Travellers have long gathered over coffee with family or friends to talk about things good and bad. The Tullybannocher Café developed its blend with the help of Blendly the commercial coffee roaster. They created a coffee that allows The Tullybannocher Cafe guests to relax after a leisurely browse around the gift area and shop were you will find a variety of items; jars of preserves, picture frames, candles, soft toys, and wall plaques to make you smile.

The Tullybannocher Café also provides a backdrop -to Conversation and over the years there have been innumerable conversations in the coffee shops, It is simply amazing to think of how coffee culture brings people closer.coffee roaster Combination Travel and coffee shops have cropped up in all corners of the world.

Why Baristas Are Using Coffee Roaster to Serve Speciality Coffee

Since the birth of Starbucks, the coffee industry has not changed in hundreds of

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years. Coffee is the subject of a level of consumer demand that has allowed retail outlets to show strong resilience in the face of the current economic conditions.

Coffee across the world continues to represent significant growth. Apart from the continued growth of coffee demand in coffee-growing countries, there is also the movement towards the evolution and re-emergence of “coffee culture” in many parts of the world – most notably, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, most especially in Japan and Korea.

coffee roasterWhile traditional brands are looking to grab more of the global industry for themselves, based on traditional methods of scale – with a movement towards mergers between large coffee manufacturers and roasters.

Mergers such as A new giant in the coffee industry will be created after Douwe Egberts maker DE Master Blenders have merged with Mondelez’s coffee business. Back in 2014 saw the formation it was reported to be the formation of the world’s second-largest coffee company after DE Master Blenders agreed to hand US-based Mondelez $5bn (£2.9bn) in cash and a 49pc stake in the combined company.

And more recently Matthew Algie, the Glasgow-based coffee roaster, has been acquired by the family-owned Tchibo, a German food business. Tchibo said the acquisition will help it grow its coffee service operations in the UK. It was attracted by the 152-year-old Glasgow firm’s ethical trading, training operations and technical customer support.

It said there is an opportunity to grow Matthew Algie’s Espresso Warehouse brand, potentially across Europe.

These traditional methods of scale are in contrast to an industry were curiosity for the “science” of coffee-making— is growing improving grinding methods, better monitoring of water quality. However, a movement within the industry is also seeing Innovation, as more micro rosters and artisan products are being developed away from the mass production and mergers – based on greater customer choice and transparency.

With roasting technology providing a less competitive advantage and an industry coffee roasterthat in entrenched in the economics of scale, its ability to grasp the advantages of economies of choice, is being met by new types of organisations that are offering more transparent services.

These companies are also able to develop and integrate new types of services around the process of coffee and develop relationships with new actors within the traditional supply chains. As the information regarding the development of products in terms of commodity makeup, pricing, roasting losses and expected production yields are known within the public domain.

Making it possible to decentralise the information required to develop products and markets and allow more people with a base knowledge of commodity and customer to form new relationships between the farmers and customers. And make better use of the data and information around them to create more value, It’s the availability of this information in the hands of new types of organisation that perhaps offer the greatest opportunity within coffee industry.

We have seen other industries transform when data and information on processes and people are decentralised and become understood and made available to everyone, with examples of how Uber changed how we look at transportation, and Airbnb changed how we look at accommodation. Perhaps it won’t be long before coffee – see the same transformation.

Why Baristas Are the Basis for Innovation and Growth in Speciality Coffee

The coffee roasting industry of Italy, and why it has been slow to adapt to what it called the “new coffee era”. Coffee is basically quintessentially Italian, but it has remained behind Americans in innovating and making it the global product that it is today.

Since the birth of Starbucks, the coffee industry has not changed in hundreds of years, but it took the Seattle-born company, and other companies such as Nestle to change the way coffee is served. Specifically:

  • An Italian developed the first espresso machine, but a Swiss firm, Nestlé,
    conquered the market for personal espresso-makers with its Nespresso system.
  • Starbucks was inspired by founder Howard Schultz’ visit to cafes in Milan, but he revolutionized it to provide fast service and social ambience.

Today, Italy’s coffee firms are trying to grab more of the global industry for themselves. There is a movement towards mergers between large coffee manufacturers and roasters from Italy, and homegrown brands from other countries. For example:

  • Lavazza, Italy’s biggest coffee firm, buying Douwe Egberts’ Carte Noire premium brand for €800m ($870m), making it the market leader in France.
  • The initial public offering of 40% of Massimo Zanetti, to raise capital for expansion. Zanetti owns a score of brands, including Boncafé, an Asian roaster; and is buying a stake in Club Coffee, a Canadian firm with which it has developed compostable capsules.

Another noteworthy fad in the industry is the curiosity for the “science” of coffee-making—improving grinding methods, better monitoring of water quality, and so on. Illy caffé was an early innovator, having pioneered the use of pressurised cans when most others were still selling coffee in paper bags.

More so the high street is becoming aware of what is going into their daily coffee and have a better understanding of taste and cost, – Today’s coffee customer understand more about the coffee and the Baristas that serve it

What seems to be the core strength of today’s top coffee roasters is disappearing with no real differentiation in the process, of roasting coffee – Coffee is more about education and presentation and understanding the needs of a new type of coffee customer that are queuing to drink it new types of coffee blends that large chains have trouble producing, And with greater volumes passing through independent chains and, baristas representing an important part of this new supply chain –

There understanding of the customer is part on a New age of coffee production

Baristas working with Blendly have access to the production and manufacturing services and can advise the new type of Speciality coffee chain on cost and taste, – Blendly Services have been developed around the economies of choice allowing greater transparency around the coffee offering

And as palates are changing none more so than how we enjoy coffee, with more people purchasing barista style machines for their homes and purchasing more and more international origin coffees – The baristas working with blendly offer a new opportunity in the coffee industry.